George. He’s all that the reviews say he is. He’s friendly, welcoming and helpful. He wants you to enjoy your time on Long Island and in his place, so he’ll offer to do anything to make your visit easy. One day, he asked how our day was and we told him our daughter had gotten too much sun. In minutes, he was over with aloe. Another day, he popped over with an antihistamine for me.
Ask him about where to go, and he’ll send you to the best places. (Ask him about the beach behind Hillside)
The property: This was exactly what we were looking for. The house is about 1/3 of the way down the island. It was perfect for day trips. Rent a car, it is a must to get around, and even to get food.
We loved the quiet, spacious house. It was perfect for our 3 kids and us. We had room to spread out and relax. If you are looking for super fancy, this probably isn’t what you are looking for. It had 4 good size bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen. It had a dishwasher, a blender, microwave, etc. We loved the screened in porch. We ate out there every morning and evening listening to the sound of the waves and checking out the awesome stars and planets! (No light pollution, so we could see Mars and Venus. So cool!) The beds were comfortable. Our towels (both beach and bath) were changed during our trip.
The property is on a quiet strip of beach. We walked along the beach several times, and there was no one there. We saw crabs and found great shells. My husband went snorkelling out on the small reef by the house and said it was a good beginner place to go. When we wanted to go swimming or play on the beach, we tried the many other beaches on the island (Cape Santa Maria, the Hug, Dean’s Blue Hole, and Hillside were our fav places to go)
We were really glad to have a kitchen during our trip. Restaurants are not always available or close by (island charm) so we were really glad to be able to cook. Ask George about Hillside store. It was his suggestion, and the best we found on the island. No laundry in the house, but George will wash and dry for $10
Would definitely recommend it.